My 6 mobile productivity strategies for 2012

The last four years have shown remarkable growth in smartphone ownership, changing the mobile landscape as the phone becomes central to our lives. This year I'll be looking for cross-platform apps, centralized notification services and solutions that intelligently handle more mundane tasks around my smart home.…

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Does the Siri outage reveal its success?

Siri went down on Thursday for its first extended outage -- around five hours, according to most counts. Five hours is hardly three days (like another noteworthy recent mobile service blackout), but the reaction of media and users show Apple's personal assistant is making its presence felt.…

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Table for Two and a Tablet, Please

Friends were skeptical when E la Carte founder Rajat Suri dropped out of MIT to become a waiter -- for research. Two years, later, his startup seeks to tame the "chaotic environment" of a restaurant with features designed to streamline tasks for customers and staff.…

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The Importance of Touch on the Mobile Web

More than 81,000 mobile touch web sites exist for shopping and services, according to mobile search firm Taptu, a figure that underscores the importance of addressing touchscreen devices as you take your content to the mobile web.…

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